Food for Thought Ethics: Does it Define and Guide Our Practice or Do We Guide It? Viewpoint
Viewpoint  |   December 01, 2003
Food for Thought
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Caryn S. Easterling
    Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
  • Caryn Easterling is a speech pathologist & research scientist in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepato-logy at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee (ceasterl@mail. mcw.edu).
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Swallowing, Dysphagia & Feeding Disorders / Professional Issues & Training / Food for Thought
Viewpoint   |   December 01, 2003
Food for Thought
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), December 2003, Vol. 12, 36-37. doi:10.1044/sasd12.4.36
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), December 2003, Vol. 12, 36-37. doi:10.1044/sasd12.4.36
A patient with dysphagia seeks your professional evaluation and treatment to assist him to eat as he did prior to his stroke. Your student asks you why you performed one type of evaluation versus another to determine your treatment course. You answer:
Which of these choices would be most ethical? In answering this question you ponder; What does it mean to be ethical? “Ethics” is defined as “the study and philosophy of human conduct, with emphasis on the determination of right and wrong. Ethics is basic principles of right action with reference to a particular person or profession. Therefore, to be ethical one must be in accordance with right principles as defined by a given system of ethics or professional conduct” (The New International Webster’s Concise Dictionary, 2000, p. 243).
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